Took a walk this morning and had to snap these beauties with my phone.
As you can see this is not a blog buddy Friday post. I just want everyone to know that there are some changes happening in my life at the moment and I won’t be around for a while. I don’t know how long this hiatus will be. I’ll miss you guys and if possible I may come on from time to time and repost something from the archives or some art. Now you kiddos be good. No fighting. Here’s another piece of art before I go. (sorry for the horrible photo) Bye for now. 🙂 ❤
Good morning everyone. I’d like you to meet Geralyn over at Where My Feet Are. Geralyn is a newer blog buddy of mine and the title of her blog pretty much says it all. It’s about her journey through life both physically and emotionally.
When I was thinking about Geralyn this morning several words came to mind, beautiful, vibrant, warm, witty, strong, and seeker. She is all these things, but I believe seeker is the one I relate most to her. She always looks for the adventure in life whether it be a normal day or a true adventure off in some exotic locale.
She says it best: ” I’m often dreaming of “what’s next” and “what else can I be passionate about” while also trying to remind myself to stay in the day, in the moment, where my feet are.”…Geralyn
At present Geralyn is training for a marathon. Can you imagine? Well I guess you can imagine if you happen to be a long distance runner. I can see hiking all day, but running? Ha! Not likely. But yes, Geralyn is a runner and puts as much passion into this pursuit as she does in every other aspect of life. Her thought provoking posts will entertain and charm you. She also has fabulous photos. Take some time and visit with Geralyn at https://wheremyfeetare.wordpress.com. You’re going to love her! 🙂
Photo is not mine. All rights belong to Geralyn
My blog buddy Friday posts continue today as we visit with Maniparna Sengupta Majumder at Scattered Thoughts. Maniparna resides in Kolkata, India and her blog is similar to mine in that she writes and posts on a large variety of topics. You’ll find lovely photos, poems, short stories, book reviews, product reviews, childhood memories, and just random thoughts.
Maniparna is a strong personality, intelligent, beautiful and charming. Her blog reflects this in every way. In her own words she says, “What I feel, I write”. I’ve found this to be very true as I’ve visited her over the months. Maniparna has strong opinions on different issues and isn’t afraid to voice them. She’s also a delightful lady and it’s been a great pleasure getting to know her better.
Take a little time, drop in at Scattered Thoughts and say hello to Maniparna. You’ll love her and her blog. I know I do. 🙂
Photo is not mine. It is the property of Maniparna.
Today we’re flying to Canada to visit with one of my favorite bloggers, Resa at Graffit Lux and Murals or GlaM for short. Resa’s blog is all about the art–graffiti art and murals. Although she began documenting and showcasing the graffiti art from around Toronto and Winnipeg, Resa is now featuring art from other North American cities that she finds through her own travels and guest contributions. You’ll be amazed at the quality and quantity of talented artists and phenomenal art displayed over at GlaM. I began visiting Resa’s blog because of the art, but I found her to be such an open, warm, and delightful person I’d visit even if the art disappeared. I can’t see that happening though, she’s pretty passionate about it. Thank you, Resa, for highlighting so many talented artists and giving so much enjoyment to those of us who love their work. Go visit Resa and while you’re there, visit the tiger page here: http://graffitiluxandmurals.com/2014/03/01/tiger-miami-two/ It’s breathtaking and my very favorite so far.
Photo copyright: Resa McConaghy
I’m going to leave the world of writing for just a bit as we visit some of my favorite artists. First up is an extremely gifted artist, Janell Mithani at http://janellmithani.com. Janell grew up in a rural area of the northwestern United States, but now makes her home in Southern California. Other than art, a couple of things Janell and I have in common is our love of gardening and the outdoors. I know when I visit her blog, I’ll leave with a smile because you simply can’t look at her work without coming away with a feeling of happiness. I believe her artist statement says it better than I ever could:
“A world of radiant enchantment merged with the lush details of nature inspires me to create. The reflective shapes of trees, often shaped by wind and rain, bring strength and presence to my canvas. Childlike memories of magical beings float through the landscape of my mind and fill my sketchbooks. I explore relating the feminine sketches from my journal to the landscapes that come from my brush. Their dance calls to me; therefore, I continue to paint.”…Janell Mithani
I have always loved fairies so of course some of my favorite paintings of Janell’s are her mystical little fairies, but I also love her colorful landscapes and flowers. Janell not only paints, but creates beautiful jewelry and is a skilled photographer. Do a Google image search of this lovely lady’s name and you’ll be amazed at what comes up.
When you have time, go visit Janell. You’ll love her work. http://janellmithani.com
Photo belongs to Janell Mithani.
Today I’d like you to meet David Prosser over at barsetshirediaries. Or maybe to be more correct I should say Lord David. David hails from the UK and in his own words is a retired government worker. I adore this guy and his blog.
He’s a gifted writer and as the title of his blog indicates, it’s written in diary style, giving a rundown of his week day by day. Filled with humorous anecdotes, a few music videos and lovely photos of David, his family and adorable little Reuben, it’s a great place to hang out for awhile.
Go on over and introduce yourself to David and don’t forget to leave a hug. Like myself, David is a firm believer in the power of a nice hug. 🙂
Photo is not mine, it belongs to David.
Today I continue with my blog buddy posts. Anytime you’d like to catch up on all the other blogs I highlight, just go to the category box to the right and click on other blogs.
For this Blog Buddy Friday post and I’d like you to meet a lovely, courageous lady, Cynthia Reyes at http://cynthiasreyes.com/.
Cynthia is a former journalist and executive producer with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Her book A Good Home is on my wish list at Amazon and as soon as my book budget opens up a little it will be resting in my kindle. Cynthia’s WordPress blog is a wonderful place to visit filled with tidbits of her life, beautifully written articles, guest interviews and gorgeous photographs. I wanted to highlight Cynthia because although I’ve not known her for very long, I have always loved her blog and admired her for her brave, positive perspective on life. She’s also been very kind and supportive of me. Thank you, Cynthia. When you have a chance, go visit Cynthia, you’ll love her. While there be sure to read her About Page. She has a very impressive background.
Photograph is not mine, it belongs to Cynthia.
Once again I’m posting my remembrance poem in honor of a lost loved one. First I’d like thank all of you for your beautiful, thoughtful comments and prayers. I’m taking this week, then I’ll be back. ❤
not as a date or time,
but as a person.
I was weak…I was strong.
I was afraid…I was brave.
I had wants…I had desires.
I had needs…I had goals.
not as an event in history,
but as an individual.
I lived… I loved,
I laughed…I danced.
ÓElizabeth Melton Parsons
I’d like to introduce M. Jean Pike. Jean is a teacher who recently made a move from New York to Ohio. She’s also one of the most talented and gifted writers it’s ever been my pleasure to read with seven published novels and a collection of short stories. And even more important she’s a dear friend. Jean and I met years ago when we were both being published by the same publisher and I’ll always be grateful we did. Without her support and input, my last novel probably never would have been finished. Jean has a joint venture blog at About These Things. A lovely blog with photos, inspirational quotes, stories, poems, and scriptures. Hop on over and visit. Or if you’d like to know more about Jean and her books, you can visit her old blog at M. Jean Pike’s Weblog. You can also find her books here on Amazon.
Photo belongs to Jean–Once again I borrowed. 🙂